The newest addition to the Impreza range will fill the hole left by the RV by providing agile road performance with the recreational styling.
The Subaru Impreza XV is already confirmed for Australia with a release date scheduled for the third quarter of this year.
The model will be powered by the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer engine currently used in the Impreza R, RX and RS models.
Subaru Australia says all local XV variants will be tuned for local conditions, for example the Australian delivered XVs sit higher than the European specification cars currently shown in Geneva.
To differentiate the Impreza XV from the standard models there are unique wheel arch extensions, roof rails, grille, and interior trim.
“This is an exciting model for us because it will broaden our appeal, particularly with younger audiences looking for a car that combines fun and safety. The current generation Impreza is the best seller of any to date and we’re confident that Impreza XV will add to that success, given the earlier achievements of recreation-themed versions of the car.” Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia said.
No current pricing or specification for Australian models is available. Subaru Australia says details for the Impreza XV will be announced at a later date.